Writer, scientist, guide, Sonoma, California
Rebecca Lawton is a fluvial geologist and former river guide who writes about water in the West. Her latest book is What I Never Told You: Stories (2022). She lives on a seasonal creek in California steelhead country.
The healing power of nature
The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom
Why breaking the rules outdoors is an irresponsible thrill
Ecology and environmental sciences
Midnight at the oasis
Once oases supported human evolution. Now, our addiction to fountains, pools and palms threatens our survival